Trends in office maintenance: software vs. hard work

Ask the average person what “office maintenance” means today and they’ll probably say something to the effect of “cleaning crews emptying waste cans and pushing vacuums.” But ask the same thing of a professional facilities manager and they’re more likely to talk excitedly about how high tech is lowering costs and raising tenant satisfaction. Here […]

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commercial kitchen flow

The missing secret to optimizing commercial kitchen flow

If you Google the phrase “how to optimize kitchen flow” you’ll come up with millions of results, the most prominent of which are all about kitchen design, floor planning, process efficiency, technology use and the like. But a recent experiment by kitchen optimization consultant Alan Kinsella revealed the power of a low-tech (but high-return) investment […]

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Four labor-saving ideas to get restaurants through the labor shortage

It’s hardly a news flash to say the restaurant industry is struggling through a major labor shortage. In fact, a 2018 study showed that nearly 60% of restaurant managers point to hiring, training and retaining staff as their biggest challenge. And while the most common response may be to get more competitive for employees, with […]

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Three Manufacturing Trends That Will Shape 2015

We may be three months into the year, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen it all. This year brings a few new trends to the manufacturing industry that’ll have us working smarter not harder—and many of them involve the emergence of new technologies and big data. According to IndustryWeek, the entire supply chain is undergoing […]

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